Master of Divintiy

The M.Div. in the Jack D. Terry School of Educational Ministries provides comprehensive preparation for students to lead, teach, disciple, and counsel in a broad range of Christian ministry opportunities, especially in local churches. Students receive training in classical theological disciplines such as Old Testament, New Testament, church history, systematic theology, and biblical languages, as well as applied disciplines such as Christian leadership, preaching, evangelism, discipleship, worship, missions, Bible teaching, and biblical counseling. In addition, students may use elective hours to pursue concentrations from the Terry School of Educational Ministries in accordance with their ministry goals and academic interests.

Degree Requirements

Course Title Course Number Hours

Biblical and Theological Studies

Biblical Hermeneutics BIBST 3203 3
Old Testament I1 OLDTS 3313 3
Old Testament II1 OLDTS 3323 3
New Testament I1 NEWTS 3313 3
New Testament II1 NEWTS 3323 3
Biblical Greek I GREEK 3313 3
Biblical Hebrew I HEBRW 4313 3
Biblical Greek II or
Biblical Hebrew II
GREEK 3323 or
Systematic Theology I SYSTH 3053 3
Systematic Theology II SYSTH 3063 3
Systematic Theology III SYSTH 3073 3
Baptist Heritage BPTST 3203 3
Church History I CHAHT 3103 3
Church History II CHAHT 3113 3
Spiritual Formation SPFRM 3022 2
  Total 44

Great Commission Studies

Christian Leadership EDMIN 3043 3
Strategies for Disciple Making EDMIN 3053 3
Contemporary Evangelism EVANG 3303 3
Introduction to Missiology MISSN 3363 3
Introduction to Expository Preaching2 PRCHG 3313 3
The Church Gathered: Theology of Worship WORSP 4323 3
  Total 18

Educational Ministry Studies

Principles of Biblical Counseling CNSLN 3203 3
Foundations for Bible Teaching EDMIN 3033 3
Family Ministry and the Church EDMIN 3063 3
Biblical Anthropology and Discipleship EDMIN 3103 3
  Total 12

Concentration Studies

Educational Ministries Concentration Course I 3
Educational Ministries Concentration Course II 3
Educational Ministries Concentration Course III 3
Field Experience3 2
  Total 11
  Degree Total 85

1Students who have completed Old Testament or New Testament introductory courses in their undergraduate work with a grade of "A" or "B" may be eligible to replace these surveys with other OLDTS and NEWTS courses instead. An evaluation of the undergraduate transcript must be performed to determine eligibility. The student must complete an "Advanced Standing without Credit" application and have a transcript evaluation by the Office of the Registrar.

2Female students take WOMST 4043 Introduction to Expository Teaching.

3Students seeking a concentration might be required to take concentration-specific Field Experience courses in that division. See Concentrations.